Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pat Oliphant at WHHA Holiday Book Fair yesterday

by Bruce Guthrie

I went to the White House Historical Association's Holiday Book Fair. 

I was there for two people -- Pat Oliphant and Peter Waddell -- and both were there.  (Another artist who was there, John Hutton, was also drawing Presidents so it was interesting to have three different artists with three totally different approaches to drawing presidents.)
He wasn't drawing anything other than his Punk character.  I asked him how he felt not doing much drawing in the age of Donald Trump and he said that he didn't enjoy drawing Trump.  He said that it was hard to draw a caricature of someone who was already a caricature. Living in New Mexico now, he noted he was afraid the event was going to be cancelled due to the predicted snow storm. 

During the 3-ish hours I was there, [local cartoonists] Al Goodwyn and Joe Sutliff came by.

Pat Oliphant and Susan Conway

Pat Oliphant and Al Goodwyn

Pat Oliphant and Joe Sutliff


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